marocain

marocain

[mar-uh-keyn, mar-uh-keyn]
noun
a crepe fabric made of silk, wool, or rayon, or a combination of these fibers, and distinguished by a strong rib effect, used in the manufacture of dresses and women's suits; a heavy Canton crepe.
Also called crepe marocain.


Origin:
1920–25; < French (crêpe) marocain Moroccan (crepe)

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marocain (ˈmærəˌkeɪn)
 
n
1.  a fabric of ribbed crepe
2.  a garment made from this fabric
 
[C20: from French maroquin Moroccan]

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